Sprawled bodies of American soldiers on the beach of Tarawa atoll testify to the ferocity of the battle for this stretch of sand during the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands, in late November 1943. During the 3-day Battle of Tarawa, some 1,000 U.S. Marines died, and another 687 U.S. Navy sailors lost their lives when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo.

Sprawled bodies of American soldiers on the beach of Tarawa atoll testify to the ferocity of the battle for this stretch of sand during the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands, in late November 1943. During the 3-day Battle of Tarawa, some 1,000 U.S. Marines died, and another 687 U.S. Navy sailors lost their lives when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo.

Empty helmets and spent artillery shells mark the graves of Marines who fell at Tarawa, March 1944

Empty helmets and spent artillery shells mark the graves of Marines who fell at Tarawa, March 1944

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943. Marines hunker down at seawall.

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The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943. Marines hunker down at seawall.

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943..... most people have not heard of the battle there....

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943..... most people have not heard of the battle there....

Battle of Tarawa | 1943 | Bloodiest Battle in the Pacific Theater ...

Battle of Tarawa | 1943 | Bloodiest Battle in the Pacific Theater ...

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Bloody Tarawa

Bloody Tarawa

The Battle of Tarawa was fought November during World War II and saw American forces endure a bloody but successful struggle for the island.

This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the strategy of island hopping by the American military in the Pacific during World War II. This worksheet helps students understand the horrible conditions and fighting faced by American Marines during the Battle of Tarawa.

World War II Primary Source Worksheet: The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943

This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the strategy of island hopping by the American military in the Pacific during World War II. This worksheet helps students understand the horrible conditions and fighting faced by American Marines during the Battle of Tarawa.

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